Sesame Street Adds Muppet with Autism

“SESAME STREET” WILL ADD JULIA TO ITS CAST NEXT MONTH. SHE’S A 4-YEAR-OLD MUPPET WHO HAS AUTISM. AUTISM IS A DISORDER THAT IMPAIRS THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE AND INTERACT. THE SHOW'S CREATORS SAY THEY HOPE JULIA WILL HELP CHILDREN BETTER UNDERSTAND PLAYMATES WHO HAVE AUTISM.

JULIA, WHO LOVES TO SING - AND CAN MEMORIZE LYRICS BETTER THAN HER YOUNG PEERS - STRUGGLES WITH LOUD NOISES LIKE SIRENS, WHICH CAN CAUSE HER TO
BECOME UPSET.


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Website Article: Smithsonian TT Junior, Muppet with Autism Joining "Sesame Street" | Leveled articles, includes quiz

Website Article: KidsHealth, Autism | Includes text-to-speech & Spanish version

Website Article: Autism Speaks, What is Autism

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